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Random Poem:

Combating a Whirlpool of Cliches
modern_nomad

We once bathed on the moon
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Me and you in a crater
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The lukewarm water filled with gems and musk salt
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The color of your eyes
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The crisp sound of your fingers
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Plunging into the water
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Kept us alive
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On the stone planet we worshipped
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I painted the shadow your right shoulder blade
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Left behind,
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With frosted love that I kept
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For those ‘special’ moments.
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You turned around to love me
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And your gaze
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Like freshness
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Baptized me
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You looked so beautiful
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Wrapped in that blue vapor blanket
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With the stars’ shadows painting your skin
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With silver white silhouettes
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And once you unwrapped yourself
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You sat naked on the crater edge,
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Legs dangling,
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As though you were five
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My eyes devoured
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The outlines I knew so well
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And fell in love again
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In love with the child playing in your mind
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In love with the emaciated man that haunts your saddened eyes
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In love with the lover that stands
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In announcement of his manhood.
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After we dried off each other’s bodies,
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You sucked out my spirit
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And made love to it
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On a sea of marbles
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Each defiantly containing
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The words I could never find .
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Words for each time I wanted to say “I love you”
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Without the cliché.
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